There’s a balmy lethargy that comes over anyone who tries to talk about Daniel Radcliffe. Eyes become dusty, heads shake, the subject is swiftly changed and forgotten, as conversation invariably turns to Emma Watson’s blossoming torso. But why? Over the course of ten years mainly made up of having pictures taken with owls, the Boy Who Lived has somehow developed traits of He Who Must Not Be Named. But you know what? You’re wrong about Daniel Radcliffe. You’re wrong about him, and I’ve got words that prove it.
Blimey. It’s all over. Fourteen years after the first book came out, ten years on from the first film and eight months since Deathly Hallows Part 1 rather cheekily claimed that ‘It All Ends Here’, the extraordinary cultural juggernaut that is the Harry Potter book series has finally completed its transition onto the screen. A better swansong than this film could scarcely be imagined.
Very rarely does a simple, earth-bound trailer makes us want to weep with joy. This is one of those times.
How do you know what you’re going to see at the cinema next month? You’re busy people – Facebook won’t update itself, and you’ve probably got a relationship to neglect or something. Oh, you haven’t? Sorry. Well, there’s no point in trying to meet another human adult now, you may as well just read this blog.
At the turn of the millennium, while we ordinary folk were struggling with our spelling, the Harry Potter Three; Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were being pampered and preened, photographed and photoshopped, and showered with riches. It’s enough to give us ordinary folk a severe case of heebie-jeebie jealousy. Most importantly, it’s enough to send the trio abso-Jackson-lutely mental. Here, we provide the frankest, honestest account of the baffling circus that became the lives of the cursed stars from 2011 to the present day (which is 2031, of course).
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema at the BAFTA awards to going to everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure- the Harry Potter films. We decided to celebrate this achievement by taking a trip down memory lane and working out what was so good, which bits were so bad and what on earth some of it was all about.
Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman reports plans to re-release the complete Harry Potter franchise following Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3D.